mPesa is Safaricom’s famous branchless banking service, offering cash transfers; with rapid growth it reached 17 million subscribers by December 2011 in Kenya.
South rift valley, Kenya is tea growing area. Kibugat village is the home of a IT skills for rural Kenya project that teaches youngsters essential IT skills at a refurbished tea plantation building.
Mark Kamau, training coordinator at NairoBits: “We teach youth from informal settlements, about computers, from the basics all the way to multimedia design with a focus-so far- on web design. They learn Photoshop, Dreamweaver, illustrator as well as some code, in order to able to build websites.”
On the outskirts of Nairobi, Su Kahumbu plans a productive future for Kenya’s small dairy farmers.
Post 1994 international technology companies invested in South Africa as the “gateway to Africa”. Perceptions are shifting.
iHub research into sacrifices the poor make to keep a mobile phone in credit.
Inaugural Demo Africa, held in Nairobi Kenya: gave 40 startups from around the continent the opportunity to demo their products and services to an international audience of investors, media.
After the pilot launch in Uganda and the exciting launch in Ghana, we are excited to announce the launch of Google Trader in Kenya.